Scotty B's player picks - Gameweek 9

After being slated in Gameweek 8 for my player picks I am back again for some more in Gameweek 9.

Although maybe they were not great it got people thinking and talking and a little heated too!

I’ll take a little credit though for everybody’s sudden interest in Van Der Vaart and also Ramires was a decent pick with 8 points so if you took my advice on those two you have me to thank for 18 points.

Anyway here are this weeks picks, just one player for each position after all the grief of last week, enjoy!

Shay Given

At home to West Brom this week and really good looking fixtures for next few weeks, good price too – at just £5.0m he should be assured of 6 points, plus is a good shot stopper so could also get extra for saves.

Ryan Taylor

Currently 2nd best defender points wise and at home to his former club, he used to always score against Newcastle for Wigan, maybe it is time for the opposite to happen. Should be a guaranteed clean sheet this week and at just £4.7m is a bargain for future weeks.

Stewart Downing

Has played well in most games this season without getting any assists or goals but has been quite unlucky, at home to Norwich with games against West Brom and Swansea to follow this could be the time to buy.

Emanuel Adebayor

How many people got rid last week thinking he wasn’t going to play? I was tempted to but ended up persisting and was very glad to see 2 assists from the big man.

He seemed a risk at first but has come up trumps every week so far and I expect this to continue this week against the worst team in the league.

He has a good run of fixtures after this week and considering the price of some other strikers £8.5m isn’t bad at all… get him in before it rises again as there is no doubt while Defoe and Van der Vaart fight it out for a place Ade is sure of his.

Good luck all and please be nice this week, I know you all love me really.